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Dumb crambo

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dumb crambo a game in which one party of players give a word which rhymes with another, which last to be guessed by the opposing party, who represent in dumb show what they think it to be.
    • Dumb crambo See under crambo.
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Usage

In literature:

It is something like dumb Crambo.
"The Railway Children" by E. Nesbit
After it, the whole family played at 'dumb crambo.
"The Two Sides of the Shield" by Charlotte M. Yonge
What do you say to Dumb Crambo?
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 99., December 27, 1890" by Various
Their dumb-crambo to each other showed that anyone who said so wild a thing stood already self-condemned.
"The Dust Flower" by Basil King
The evening ended with some rousing games of hunt the slipper, dumb crambo, and drop the handkerchief.
"The Third Class at Miss Kaye's" by Angela Brazil
What do you say to Dumb Crambo?
"Voces Populi" by F. Anstey
Dumb Crambo was made to yield its ultimate rhymes, and the storytelling in Old Coach was of the richest.
"Retrospect of Western Travel, Volume II (of 2)" by Harriet Martineau
It would be much simpler than all this dumb crambo.
"The Diva's Ruby" by F. Marion Crawford
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In news:

The first laughs with this old game of rhyme and mime come when you tell kids its amusing name: Dumb Crambo.
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